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    Default Re: Dec '07 Details magazine - The Ultimate Guide to Buying Cologne

    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    Typical PR drivel. Big talk of luxury serving to push mediocre mass market frags, misleading suggestions (why don't they reference Art of Shaving's sandalwood for sandalwood etc. pp.?) and basic infos you can google in 3 seconds. From that perspective it's perhaps no loss basenotes wasn't mentioned, although it might have led some readers to genuinely useful, reliable and indepth information. I agree, though, that this is the most you can expect these days. It's painful sometimes to read journalism from the Seventies, because you realize just how low that trade has now sunk in many quarters (I guess it's been reformulated too many times)
    I agree with this old post.

    Fashion magazines are notorious for reviewing the latest scents and are, in some senses, pimping them for the companies. (See the women's magazine "Lucky"--it's all one big ad for clothing, scents and shoes.)

    I saw a recent "feature" in Vanity Fair recommending Etiquette Bleue and Nomade by Parfums D'Orsay like they were something new. And then that "faux" legend again...
    "...put on clothes that are well-scented with incense. Even if you’re somewhere where no one special will see you, you still feel a heady sense of pleasure inside." Things that make your heart beat fast (translated by Meredith McKinney), Sei Shonagon. The Pillow Book.

    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

  2. #32

    Default Re: Dec '07 Details magazine - The Ultimate Guide to Buying Cologne

    Men's magazines articles are trashy, barely concealed advertisements and atrocious writing. I never buy them and if I do read them, it's at the bookstore with a cup of coffee.
    De gustibus non est disputandum
    Currently wearing: Black XS by Paco Rabanne

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